2017 – 2018 Here We Go!

Well, after a few weeks break from fundraising and organising events for HNT [due to family illness and the business of the school holidays] it is back to work with a BANG!

There are going to be many events leading up to Christmas for you all to join in…Including on Sept 23rd/24th The Holnest Country Fayre where HNT will have a stand, tombola and more. Get onto the Holnest Country Fayre website and see what is going on…plenty for ALL the family!  Holnest Country Faye

Holnest C Fayre

On September 17th I will be joining Terry Bennett LIVE on his Sunday morning show on Abbey FM with not only details of HNT and how you can help, but also with a selection of my own “desert island disks”! My son, George, who is the founder of Sherborne Student Discounts will be alongside me and so expect an hour of humour! Listen @ 107.4 FM or online  Abbey FM

Abbey FM

Last week Pete and I were able to catch up with KitzUk Sherborne who so kindly donated all my running kit for my 65mile slog back in June. {That was when the weather was SO hot…before the summer holidays which was very typical!} They now also do a large range of school clothes, shoes and sports accessories, all of which can be labelled on site. Visit their website KitzUK information and contact details or go and explore their unit at South Western Business Park Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PS (near Sherborne Station) and chat to Fiona about your needs.

Kitz_UK_Logo

On Monday 11th September I am linking up with Deborah Croney and other County Councillors to talk over SEN provision in Dorset. I have had so much input from parents, staff, and Head Teachers re the issues that they are frequently up against…such as the large number of children requiring additional help in schools, the lack of adequate additional funding to support these children, the inability to train adequately SEN Support Staff, inability to find the extra time to support children and their families with SEN, funding being used inappropriately, “inclusion” for a child actually becoming “exclusion” and so increasing the child’s low self-esteem, bullying not being picked up…and much more! Everyone on this circle from teachers to parents and the children themselves are struggling…and this should NOT be so!

I am so pleased to be able to share this with people that possibly can help change just one of these points so that SEN children can reach their full potential, live happy and fulfilled lives and be able to work as adults to the best of their abilities alongside others.

So…a busy month ahead…and that is before the gruelling training that starts TODAY (4th Sept) for my 2018 physical sponsored challenge…a secret until the day of the Sherborne Summer Festival  Sherborne Summer Festival  when I will be doing the challenge LIVE! Watch for the date and then put it in your diary…

PLEASE keep donating and think of a way you too could fund raise for HNT…every penny counts and the more whacky the event the better as this is about children who of course all love a bit of fun!

Rachel